THE NEWGATE CALENDAR
The Innocent Wrongly Accused
JOHN, RICHARD AND JOAN PERRY
Mother and Sons, executed in 1661 on the false Statement of the First for the alleged Murder of Mr William Harrison, who appeared alive two Years later after strange Adventures
THE REV. ROBERT HAWKINS
The Subject of a foul Conspiracy on the Part of Henry Larrimore and Sir John Croke that failed at Aylesbury Assizes, 11th of March, 1669
SPENCER COWPER, ESQ.; JOHN MARSON, ELLIS STEVENS AND WILLIAM ROGERS, GENTS.
Tried for murder at Hertford Assizes and acquitted, 16th of July, 1699
Executed at Guildford, July 9, 1709, for the murder of Jane Young
Executed in 1721 for "Murdering" his Daughter, who, it was afterwards proved, committed Suicide
Executed at Oxford for a Murder he had contemplated but did not commit
Executed at York, in the year 1742, on a charge of robbery, of which he was innocent.
Convicted of shooting Mr Bailey, June Sessions, 1743, and pardoned because he was wrongly identified
Who was executed on Kennington Common, in Surrey, 12th of April, 1749, for a Murder he did not commit1
CAPTAIN PETER DE LA FONTAINE
Convicted of Forgery
MARY SQUIRES and ELIZABETH CANNING
The first was convicted of robbery, and pardoned; the second was convicted of, and transported for, Perjury, in swearing to that robbery.
A Victim of the horrid Conspirators, whose crimes and punishments are described above
Another Victim of the horrid gang of Thief-takers
Condemned for the supposed Murder of his wife but subsequently pardoned, 1761
An Italian, who was indicted for the wilful Murder of Evan Morgan, and acquitted
Tried for murder but acquitted, 19th August, 1775
DANIEL AND ROBERT PERREAU
Twin Brothers, who, though popularly believed to be innocent, were executed at Tyburn, 17th of January, 1776, for Forgery
MARTIN CLENCH AND JAMES MACKLEY
Believed to be innocent of a Charge of Murder, they were executed before Newgate, 5th of June, 1797, after the Gallows collapsed
Tried for Child Murder on a charge preferred by her sister, August 1818
Indicted for Child-Murder, but Acquitted.
Wrongly Convicted of Highway Robbery, but Pardoned.
FRANCIS BRIGHTWELL AND BENJAMIN BRIGHTWELL
Tried For a Highway Robbery
Executed For Forgery although Innocent, 9th August, 1769
WILLIAM WELCH AND PETER CONWAY
Two Boys, the first fourteen, and the latter nine years of Age, Tried at the Old Bailey, for a Highway Robbery on the Person of a Female Infant, still Younger
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